“Thank you ever so much for all the hard work you put into my case with the WCB. The results were overwhelming. I am more than please with the outcome”
“Professional, results oriented advocacy. I can recommend AWCC Consulting without hesitation. ”
“The impact your hard work has had on myself and my family may be second only to the accident that landed me in this situation. Thank you for helping me close a difficult chapter that has been lingering for several years. I can now look back on this experience with complete satisfaction and an eye towards the future…”
Examples of Positive Decisions Attained by AWCC:
Decision granting multiple benefit requests including wage loss and permanent partial disability entitlements:
This 48 page decision shows just how complex these matters can become and demonstrates that to be an effective advocate one must be well-informed, well organized and possess the ability to address complex and cascading issues of appeal. Expertise in WCB policy and procedure, medical report interpretation, cross comparison analysis as well as identifying deficiencies in reporting and bias are all required for successful appeal outcomes. Of the eight issues of appeal the Commission supported six of the entitlement requests and redirected the WCB to revisit issues pertaining to the deemed wage loss.
Decision granting an earning loss supplement through a reconsideration and subsequent appeal:
This decision by the WCB Appeals Commission (AC) was a result of a successful Reconsideration Request (reconsideration request are not granted very often) and a resulting decision in favour of my client granting them an Earning Loss Supplement (ELS). The decision illustrates how expert representation, particularly a thorough understanding of the Workers` Compensation Act, WCB policies, and AC practices can make all the difference in your pursuit of denied benefits.
Decision granting a request to establish a correct date of accident:
Upon review of this client's file it became readily apparent that the Workers' Compensation Board had misapplied the Workers' Compensation Act and WCB policy in setting the date of accident. The WCB set the date of accident erroneously, using the date the hearing loss claim was accepted, not when the noise exposure had resulted in the need for medical treatment in the mid-1980s. Why is the date of accident relevant? The date of accident has implications for benefits, services, and possible retroactive entitlement as accidents that occurred prior to January 1, 1995 are administered differently in several important respects.
Decision granting an earning loss extension beyond the age of 65:
This decision illustrates how informed and effective advocacy can result in the extension of an earning loss beyond normal retirement age. Combining both evidence to support the request, as well as setting out policy that mandates WCB decision making be made on the balance of probabilities resulted in a successful outcome.
The above noted decisions are only a small sample of the many positive decisions my consulting service has been able to secure on behalf of injured workers in Alberta.
*Formerly HAWC Consulting